Bektashism is a mystical school of Islam which was established by the Sufi mystic Haji Bektash Veli in the 13th Century, and survived through the ages and through many persecutions. The current head of the Bektashi World Community is Hajji Dede Baba Edmond Bahimaj, a man whose efforts and tremendous organizational skills have greatly enhanced the spiritual influence of the community. He is the beloved leader of several millions of Bektashi believers.
Bektashis are to love their neighbours as they would their own selves, whether they be Muslims, Christians, Jewish or something else, they treat all with respect, thereby presenting themselves as one with all upright people.
During that conference, Hajji Dede Baba Edmond Bahimaj will explain the Bektashi beliefs and values, and will discuss his view of how Bektashism can have a role to play in peacebuilding and the resolution of conflicts.
Questions and answers will then occur with the attendees.